Thanks to winning Sophie’s Japan Blog competition I was treated to a complimentary lunch for two at Japanese restaurant Tsunami in Clapham (there is also a branch in Charlotte St). I was accompanied by friend and food blogger, Terri from Sex Drugs Bacon Rolls.
We were swiftly greeted, our coats taken and seated on a spacious table. Starting with drinks I ordered a Tokyo mocktail while Terri went straight for the hard stuff, ordering a Jack Collins. Both were served beautifully presented; especially Terri’s cocktail which was served in a novelty can and decorative bamboo stick and golden leaf.
To eat, we both went for the 2 course, starter and main lunch set which would normally cost £15. I combined crab dumplings and chicken Terayaki, while Terri went for salmon tartare and salmon teriyaki.
Again this was absolutley beautifully presented, especially the salmon tartare which came in a jar placed in a traditional wooden Japanese food box. We watched in awe as the waiter delicately prepared the dish in front of us, explaining the process as he went.
Our mains were served promptly after, the chicken/salmon was accompanied by veg and a small bowl of rice. The dish tasted fresh, and they didn’t skimp on the Teriyaki sauce!
While we ate, we watched Tsunami host a sushi class. I have always wanted to learn how to prepare one of my favourite dishes, The class looked very interesting, participants enthused, it is definitely something I would love to participate in for the future.
I would definitely return to Tsunami, especially to try more of its beautiful cocktails!
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